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IS GILBERT SYNDROME HARMFUL?

IS GILBERT SYNDROME HARMFUL?

Gilbert Syndrome: Gilbert syndrome, constitutional hepatic dysfunction or known as familial nonhemolytic jaundice, it is inherited disorder of the liver. It results in an overabundance of a substance known as bilirubin. Some people develop yellowing of the skin or eyes, but many have no symptoms at all. Gilbert syndrome is not dangerous and does not cause long-term problems, it is not necessary to treat Gilbert syndrome. ...Read more

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I have gilbert syndrome my bl is8.5 what you suggest for me?

I have gilbert syndrome my bl is8.5 what you suggest for me?

Do nothing: I'm going to assume this is gilbert's and that you do not also have ongoing hemolysis; your physician can tell. The best thing to do for gilbert's is nothing. Phenobarbital will lower the lab, doing you no good and making you chronically tired. A few people with a relatively more rough gilbert's allele do have some troubles; a gastroenterologist knows how to help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the main clinical features of gilbert syndrome?

Can you tell me the main clinical features of gilbert syndrome?

There are none: Gilbert's (zheel-bear's) is a mild metabolic kink that produces slightly elevated indirect bilirubin, especially if you miss a few meals. The jaundice might be noticeable to someone with a good eye. The worst part of the "disease" is getting diagnosed and believing you are actually sick. It's extremely common, with a few % of your friends being affected. ...Read more

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Can gilbert syndrome return after 6 months ? I had gilbert syndrome last year in august and now I doubt I am having it again

Can gilbert syndrome return after 6 months ?
I had gilbert syndrome last year in august and now I doubt I am having it again

Yes, lifetime: Gilbert's Syndrome is caused by an abnormal gene that you inherit from your parents. The gene controls an enzyme that helps break down bilirubin in your liver. G.S is a mild nonhemolytic unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia defined by bilirubin levels less than 6. Inherited disorder with decreased levels of the enzyme uridine diphosphoglucoronate glucuronosyltransferase (UDPGT) Common, mild jaundice. ...Read more

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Bilirubin level of 80 to 110 due to gilbert syndrome is dangerous or otherwise. Thanks ?

Safe: The only danger in "gilbert's" is that someone will misunderstand / overdiagnose / overtreat. Very rarely, gilbert's people run into trouble with a few medications; your physician will be aware of this. It should be called "gilbert's non-disease". ...Read more

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What is gilbert syndrome and do I have to take some sort of precaution with my diet? What causes this syndrome?

What is gilbert syndrome and do I have to take some sort of precaution with my diet? What causes this syndrome?

No worries: Gilbert's syndrome is a benign liver condition causing a mild elevation in your bilirubin level on lab testing. Sometimes when you become ill the bilirubin can get high enough to get you a little jaudiced (yellow skin/eyes) this will resolve after the illness passes and is no indication of liver damage. There are no dietary precautions to take with this condition. ...Read more

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I've just found out I have gilbert syndrome is this anything to worry about and could it lead to any life threatening illnesses?

No.: This is a completely benign condition, usually discovered while looking for something else like hepatitis. Gilbert syndrome produces higher than usual bilirubin levels, and sometimes jaundice, without any liver damage or any other adverse effects whatsoever. ...Read more

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I have gilbert syndrome with nash. Is it advisable to take a drink a day.

I have gilbert syndrome with nash. Is it advisable  to take a drink a day.

No.: Gilbert's really doesn't cause any problems. You are just more prone to looking jaundiced, which is for the most part a cosmetic problem. But nash means that your liver is in distress, due to fat and not to alcohol. But it doesn't matter what the cause is. Your liver is not happy, and any amount of alcohol will make it worse. So even though your liver problem is not due to alcohol, don't drink. ...Read more

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Is their something characteristic for gilbert syndrome , is their any relationship with fasting?

Is their something characteristic for gilbert syndrome , is their any relationship with fasting?

Gilbert's syndrome: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gilberts-syndrome/ds00743 for basic info re glibert's syndrome, a collection of genetic mutations. You might be able to bring on characteristic jaundice w/fasting if your liver can't handle the bilirubin. Otherwise, there's really no harm from this very common condition. ...Read more

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